Enjoy a custom-built 2-hour storytelling bus tour of Dublin and hear live poetry and song that recounts tales of Ireland from times gone by. Drive to the Beann Eadair peninsula to hear about ugly mermen, the legend of Fionn MacCumahail, and more.
What to Expect
Take a magical journey through Ireland's past, and listen to stories of the days when pookas, fairies, and giants roamed the land.
Departing from College Green, you will set off for Beann Eadair. Gaze across at the small lighthouse on Howth Head, where many sightings of mermen, known as “Merrows,” have been seen. Unlike their female counterparts they are not known for their beauty, and have the tail of a fish, the torso of a man, fins for arms, the snout of a pig, and tiny ears!
Learn about Conn of the Hundred Battles, the High King of Ireland who spent evenings strolling along its beaches. Hear the spell of Becúma as you re-board the bus, and drive back to the land of Morgan the Giant, enjoying a complimentary drink en route.
Drive to Clontarf, site of one of Ireland's biggest battles, which signalled the end of Viking rule in Ireland, and was also where one of Ireland's most famous kings, Brian Boru, was killed. Known for its flora and fauna, said to be very popular with the people of the Sidhe, the shrubs and flowers provide perfect hideaways for these mystical creatures.
Find out how Fionn MacCumahail, leader of the Fianna band of warriors that served the High King of Ireland, were famed for their prowess and good deeds, living by the motto, “Gláine ár croi, Neart ár ngéag, Beart de réir ár mbriathar” (“Purity of our hearts, Strength of our limbs, Action to match our speech.” You will hear about the infamous trick played on Benandonner, and the mystical memory of a giant running away in fear of an oversized baby.
Finish at the Church Bar on Mary Street, where Arthur Guinness got married, and the composer Handel practised his famous “Messiah” before its 1st performance on Fishamble Street across the river. Enjoy one last, very special, traditional song before you head inside.
- Guided bus tour
- A free drink
Tours depart at 19:15 from College Green Tourist Office, Dublin